Please submit the ﬁlled out and signed form (with attachments) to the department secratary within 1 week after the meeting
DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCES AND SKILLS
The TU Delft has deﬁned a set of competences which suit the proﬁle of a PhD candidate at this university. During your time as a
PhD candidte at TU Delft you should work on developing these competences. The Doctoral Education programme is aligned with
these competences. So link the development of these competences to the activities you plan to do in your Doctoral Education
PhD candidate preparation
In preparation for the meeting please assess your development on the competences below in relation to the UGS DE
Competences Model. And indicate where/how improvements can be made. Refer to the UGS Competency Development Guide
for a deﬁnition of the competence levels.
Translate this assessment to a plan for your Doctoral Education programme, which should be included as an attachment to this
During the meeting
During the meeting the PhD candidate and the supervisory team discuss each competence, set priorities and formulate concrete
goals and actions. Coming to a clear plan on which competences are to be developed during the ﬁrst year.
Competence: Level: Goals and actions:
Discipline related skills
D1. Scientiﬁc Knowledge
Acquires and internalises existing scientic
knowledge in the eld of the PhD project.
D2. Engineering & Design
Acquires and internalises the design and
engineering skills to execute the PhD project.
R1. Research Management
Formulates and designs the research strategy
including the planning and carrying out of the
project and evaluation/validation.
R2. Academic Thinking
Evaluates the value of a statement or a fact, to
question matters and to make clear reasoned
judgements. Is able to actively and creatively look
R3. Academic Attitude
Makes choices that reect integrity and
responsible behaviour and works in line with the
TU Delft scientic code of ethics.
T1. Effective Communication
Passes on ideas and opinions to diverse audiences
in a clear language. Is able to prepare and give
clear and uent presentations in a condent
T2. Working with Others
Works well with academic sta, peers and
supervisor; sets a tone of cooperation within the
work group and across groups; coordinates own
work with others; values working relationships;
when appropriate facilitates discussion before
decision-making process is complete.
T3. Teaching, supervising &
Inspires students to develop knowledge and skills.
Manages time eectively and maintains
a healthy work-life balance with an assertive,
creative and condent attitude as well as being
able to deal with change, stress and